Whitehorse Public Library Board

  • About the Whitehorse Public Library Board
  • Apply to be a member
  • Current members

  1. About the Whitehorse Public Library Board

    Advise the Director of Public Libraries on the delivery of library services by the Whitehorse Public Library and perform any other advisory duties with respect to that library that may be requested by the Director. This includes collections, programs and library policy. The Board has an important role as advocate for the library and gathers community input on library services.

    • Authority: Public Libraries Act, section 3(1)
    • Type: advisory
    • Appointment process: ministerial
    • Requirements: no legislated criteria required to join
    • Term: 3 years
    • Meetings: 5 times per year
    • Department: Community Services
    • Honoraria: none

  2. Apply to be a member

    Any Yukon resident is eligible to apply to serve on a government board or committee.


    1. Complete the application.
    2. Prepare a brief resume. This should include information relevant for sitting on the board or committee.
    3. Submit your completed application and resume.
      In person: Inquiry Desk at 2071 Second Avenue in Whitehorse. We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Address your envelope "Attention: Boards and Committees Secretariat (CM-1)"
      Email: boards.committees@yukon.ca
      Government of Yukon
      Boards and Committees Secretariat (CM-1)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

    How members are selected

    Members are appointed by a Minister, Cabinet or the Legislative Assembly.

    School board and school council members can be elected or, in some cases, appointed.

    Appointments to these boards are based on standing committee recommendations:

    • Yukon Development Corporation
    • Yukon Energy Corporation
    • Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board
    • Yukon Lottery Commission
    • Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee
    • Yukon Arts Advisory Council
    • Yukon Utilities Board
    • Yukon Council on the Economy and the Environment
    • Yukon Human Rights Commission

    Some boards and committees members are required to hold certain professional qualifications or affiliations.

  3. Current members
    • Calvo Centeno Arturo, member from December 1, 2022, to November 30, 2025
    • Edward Tucker, member from April 29, 2024, to April 28, 2027
    • Jessica Stone, member from May 4, 2023, to May 3, 2026
    • Kathleen Mercier, member from April 29, 2024, to April 28, 2027
    • Michelle Chan, member from December 1, 2022, to November 30, 2025
    • Sandra St-Laurent, member from August 10, 2023, to August 9, 2026
    • Susan Newhall, member from November 30, 2023, to November 29, 2026


For questions about the Whitehorse Public Library Board email whitehorse.library@yukon.ca or phone 867-667-8062, or fax 867-393-6333, or toll free in the Yukon 1-800-661-0408, extension 6333.